WRIT

WRIT 100 English Skills
3 hours. A course to develop collegiate-level learning and written communication skills, focusing on reading speed and comprehension, vocabulary development, and a review of the standards of sentence structure, punctuation, grammar, and usage. Prerequisite: by placement only.

WRIT 103 Individualized English Skills
1-2 hours. Individualized instruction in spelling, reading,composition, and research skills necessary for effective college learning. Pass/No Pass.

WRIT 110 College Writing
3 hours. A course concentrating on expository writing, with an introduction to basic research methods. Argumentative writing is also introduced.

WRIT 111 Writing Portfolio Development
3 hours. A course concentrating on expository writing, with an introduction to basic research methods. Argumentative writing is also introduced. Students must create and submit a passing writing portfolio, one component of the writing proficiency milestone.

WRIT 200 Studies in Writing
3 hours. Introduces important concepts in the study of writing. Students will read and respond to writing and rhetorical theory, and will read, discuss, and produce written analyses of theories in the study of writing. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the college writing competency, enrollment in the William Penn Honors Program, or instructor permission.

WRIT 210 Practical Grammar and Editing
3 hours. This course helps those who want to understand and to be able to explain to others what can be done to make writing correct, clear, and precise. Focuses on constructing, editing, and correcting sentences and paragraphs. This is not a remedial course.

WRIT 230 Introduction to Journalism
3 hours. A course designed to provide fundamental knowledge and experience in reporting, writing, and editing news for the print media. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the college writing competency, enrollment in the William Penn Honors Program, or instructor permission.

WRIT 240 Technical Writing
3 hours. Introduces students to the principles and procedure of technical writing; attention to analyzing audience and purpose, organizing information, designing graphic aids, and writing such specialized forms as abstracts, instructions, and proposals. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the college writing competency, enrollment in the William Penn Honors Program, or instructor permission.

WRIT 250 Creative Nonfiction
3 hours. A workshop approach to writing creative nonfiction. Introduces students to the many voices, styles, and structures of the creative essay. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the college writing competency, enrollment in the William Penn Honors Program, or instructor permission.

WRIT 275 Field Experience
1 hour. Supervised experience in the discipline including internships and practica required for professional programs. This introductory experience must have an on-site supervisor and/or a departmental instructor overseeing, designing, and evaluating the content of the course. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

WRIT 285 Selected Topics
3 hours. Occasional special courses created to fit the needs and interests of faculty, visiting professors, and students.

WRIT 310 Professional Writing
3 hours. This course explores trends in media convergence, focusing as well on the ways reporters, editors, and designers create stories for the web. Particular emphasis will be on web-based story design, the coordination of text and art, and the creation of stories for a variety of new media outlets. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the college writing competency, enrollment in the William Penn Honors Program, or instructor permission.

WRIT 330 Magazine and Feature Writing
3 hours. A workshop approach to writing feature articles and other shorter nonfiction forms for periodicals. Student-produced material is submitted to various publications as part of course expectations. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the college writing competency, enrollment in the William Penn Honors Program, or instructor permission.

WRIT 360 Writing Fiction
3 hours. A workshop approach to writing fiction. Students write and prepare for publication original works. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the college writing competency, enrollment in the William Penn Honors Program, or instructor permission.

WRIT 370 Writing Poetry
3 hours. A workshop approach to writing poetry. Students write and prepare for publication original works. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the college writing competency, enrollment in the William Penn Honors Program, or instructor permission.

WRIT 390 Playwriting
3 hours. This course is designed to introduce basic playwriting, in particular elements of the playwright’s craft: dramatic action, plot, characterization and theatricality. The course functions as a playwriting workshop with students presenting exercises in class to be discussed by their peers. Utilizing techniques learned, students will complete a draft of a one-act play.

WRIT 399 Cross-Cultural Experience
3 hours. This course offers in-depth discipline specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. Additional course fee is required.

WRIT 470 Journalism II
3 hours. Students hone journalistic skills in areas such as interviewing techniques, cultivating sources, investigative reporting, and editing and layout. Prerequisite: WRIT 230/JOUR 230 Introduction to Journalism or instructor's permission.

WRIT 475 Field Experience
1-3 hours. Supervised experience in the discipline including internships and practica required for professional programs. This introductory experience must have an on-site supervisor and/or a departmental instructor overseeing, designing, and evaluating the content of the course.

WRIT 485 Selected Topics
3 hours. Occasional special courses created to fit the needs and interests of faculty, visiting professors, and students.

WRIT 490 Senior Experience
3 hours. Students will choose to research and write a senior thesis, working with a faculty member in their area of interest; or will complete a service project in a community organization, in a school classroom, or in another identified literacy program; or will complete a professional internship; or will create a portfolio of written work. Prerequisite: Senior Standing

WRIT 495 Individualized Study
1-3 hours. Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.